Erewhon / edited with an introduction by Peter Mudford
Setting out to make his fortune in a far-off country, a young traveller discovers the remote and beautiful land of Erewhon and is given a home among its extraordinarily handsome citizens. But their visitor soon discovers that this seemingly ideal community has its faults - here crime is treated indulgently as a malady to be cured, while illness, poverty and misfortune are cruelly punished, and all machines have been superstitiously destroyed after a bizarre prophecy. Can he survive in a world where morality is turned upside down? Inspired by Samuel Butler's years in colonial New Zealand and by his reading of Darwin's Origin of Species, Erewhon (1872) is a highly original, irreverent and humorous satire on conventional virtues, religious hypocrisy and the unthinking acceptance of beliefs.
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|record_details||ils:.b14949891|Book|Books|[New and revised ed. reprinted]|English|Penguin,|1970.|1 unnumbered page, 270 pages : facsimile, portrait ; 19 cm.|
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|series||Penguin English library|
|series_with_volume||Penguin English library|
|subject_facet||Fiction, Satirical literature, Utopian fiction, Utopias -- Fiction|
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|title_full||Erewhon / edited with an introduction by Peter Mudford Butler, Samuel, 1835-1902.|
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